The two contributions to this edition of the bulletin came from psychologists involved in clinical practice and teaching. Mrs. Tisher and Mr. Lang have been working with the method they describe for several years.
At the Bouverie Clinic, Melbourne, a training programme in family therapy has been developed over the past 8 years. The programme has three levels of training. A basic assumption of the programme is that family therapy is a general theory of behaviour as well as a specific technique.
The genogram is a practical and widely adopted tool for mapping families in therapy. Its use can be easily learnt and is recommended for beginners in family therapy. The genogram promotes thinking in system and transactional terms, and shifts emphasis away from individual problems to relational issues.
Moshe Lang delivers the keynote address at the first Australian Family Therapy Conference.
The video tape is to family therapy as the telescope is to astronomy. Video tape has opened up new ways of seeing interactive sequences, non verbal behaviour, communication patterns and structures.
Moshe Lang is a natural story-teller whose many years as a family therapist have provided the raw material for these delightful short stories. They cover marriage, parent/child relationships, and all the frustrations, wry pleasures and pressures of family life. Some are wise anecdotes that reflect universal truths, others show how family therapy works, sometimes despite the therapist.
We aimed to begin opening up in public what we had been sharing in private. The Holocaust is a central event of our century, an evil that continues to cast a shadow over our lives, and our work as therapists.
Moshe Lang presents us with a book of nuance and flavour. Resilience is a collection of brief sketches and vignettes, each serving as a vehicle for pithy observations and cogent insights.
Moshe Lang, well-known Australian family therapist, psychologist and author discusses the powerful cultural influence of this Jewish heritage on his development as a therapist.
In this two DVD set, Moshe Lang demonstrates his approach in two therapy sessions: the first is with a couple dealing with the impact of an affair on their relationship, and the second is with a woman and her adult son who is moving back home.